Friday, October 2, 2015

How to lower ping in Dota 2

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online arena video game developed by Valve Corporation. Dota 2 offers the highest video game competition bonus. Although lots of players indulging themselves in this game, the bonus is only for winners. You may have pay a lot on your Internet because to play this game require a fast enough network to enable you to play smoothly. Using VPN service to play the online games is the best way to reduce ping. Especially when all the Dota 2 servers are located outside of your country, you have to play on a server from another region.


Here's a list of IP addresses of Dota2 servers around the globe.
Region                   Server Location             IP Address               
US West                Washington, USA
US East                 Sterling, USA       
Europe West          Luxembourg        
Europe East           Vienna, Austria    
SE Asia                  Singapore            
South America       Brazil                     
Russia                   Stockholm, Sweden
Australia                Syndey, Australia 
South Africa          Cape Town           

You won't get high ping if play with local region server. But what if all Dota 2 servers locate outside of your region. You might meet lags in game, which will affect the game. Well now you can check your ping to all of Dota 2 servers before selecting which Server to play. 
  1. Click on Start Menu.
  2. Type cmd and hit Enter. This should open a command prompt.
  3. Type in the command:ping <ip-address> and hit Enter. Eg: ping
  4. The average time will be the approximate ping.

If all servers give high ping, resort to a VPN. 
You choose choose some VPNs that provide free accounts. You can check ping on these trial version. If the speed not meet your needs, you don't need to pay for it. Here I would like to recommend FlyVPN, containing servers in different locations and offer free VPN accounts everyday. Below is a brief guide on how to setup VPN.
  1. Download FlyVPN client from
  2. After installed, run it, a window will pop up require to enter account. Use their free VPN username and password. 
  3. Click the server you want to use, then tap Connect button. The servers in these two accounts are different, so login with another trial account if you can't find the server you need.
  4. Once connected, you can check ping with the method mentioned above.

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